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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

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Xirrus Lets Las Vegas Sands Charge WiFi Premium

Xirrus enables Las Vegas Sands Casino to Charge WiFi Premium As a hotel guest, I am always annoyed when I am required to pay extra for WiFi. But thanks to WiFi service from a Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based startup, lets a Las Vegas casino charge an even higher price premium to grant...

Jan 26 2014, 10:08am CST

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013 As Samsung bids goodbye to stellar 2013, mixed views on its future SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For Samsung Electronics and its 270,000 employees across the globe, 2013 was the best year. One in every three smartphones...

Jan 24 2014, 1:14am CST

How Big is the Nokia Brand Damage Caused by Microsoft?

How Big is the Nokia Brand Damage Caused by Microsoft? Analysts were widely expecting Nokia to sell 10 M smartphones in 4Q 2013. The company ended selling 8.2 M units, down from 8.8 M in the previous quarter. It’s a massive miss considering the strong sequential volume...

Jan 23 2014, 9:26am CST

Lenovo is Buying Part of IBM Server Business for $2.3B

Lenovo is Buying Part of IBM Server Business for $2.3B PC maker Lenovo Group buys part of IBM server business for $2.3 billion BEIJING (AP) — China's Lenovo Group is buying part of IBM's server business for $2.3 billion, adding to a product line-up dominated by personal...

Jan 23 2014, 4:01am CST

It Had To Happen! Smartphones Shipments Dip In 1Q 2014

Smartphones Shipments Dip In 1Q 2014 That’s right, it had to happen! It was only a matter of time before smartphone growth started to slow. Yes, we’ve seen this before with a number of other consumer electronic devices from the TV to VCRs and DVD players...

Jan 22 2014, 3:48am CST

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Top 50 Global Financial Firms - Trust (TR) Or The Guillotine (FT)? Trust in global financial institutions has improved but still remains negatives, according to a Thomson Reuters survey of news and social media. Its proprietary TRust Index showed “trust sentiment in the top 50 global...

Jan 17 2014, 12:11pm CST

With Ad Sales Still Falling, Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro Leaving - Confirmed

With Ad Sales Still Falling, Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro Leaving - Confirmed Henrique De Castro, Yahoo's chief operating officer and the man responsible for reviving the Internet company’s falling sales, is leaving the company scarcely a year after CEO Marissa Mayer hired him from Google. Kara...

Jan 15 2014, 5:21pm CST

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Charter to bid below $135 a share for TW Cable Charter in pursuit of Time Warner Cable, willing to make cash-and-stock offer of up to $38B NEW YORK (AP) — Cable TV operator Charter Communications wants to buy the much larger Time Warner Cable in a cash...

Jan 13 2014, 4:41pm CST

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Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks Jan. 6 To Jan.10 And Year-to-Date: Tracking Veeva Systems

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks Jan. 6 To Jan.10 And Year-to-Date: Tracking Veeva Systems The five highest performing cloud computing stocks year-to-date on the Cloud Computing Index are Qualys (NASDAQ: QYLS), Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ:RVBD), Workday (NYSE:WDAY), Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) and VMWare (...

Jan 12 2014, 11:06am CST

PCs Rate Of Decline Moderating But Still Losing Share To Tablets

PCs Rate Of Decline Moderating But Still Losing Share To Tablets Gartner estimates that PC shipments declined 6.9% year over year to 82.6 million units while IDC estimated they dropped 5.6% to 82.2 million. PC unit declines have ranged from mid-single to low-double-digits over the...

Jan 10 2014, 8:01am CST

No News Is Bad News: JC Penney Tanks After Saying Zilch About Holiday Sales

No News Is Bad News: JC Penney Tanks After Saying Zilch About Holiday Sales If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. JC Penney apparently took that old adage to heart, when it released “Comments on Holiday Performance.” The press release was only two paragraphs long,...

Jan 8 2014, 2:51pm CST

T-Mobile's Gatecrashing CEO May Be A Marketing Genius

T-Mobile's Gatecrashing CEO May Be A Marketing Genius Eccentric CEOs are a rare breed even in the cutting-edge world of technology, but T-Mobile boss John Legere is one of them, and that may prove an advantage for a company eager to lure customers from AT&T and Verizon...

Jan 7 2014, 3:46pm CST

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Samsung's 4Q profit hit by slowing mobile growth Samsung's profit falls for first time in 2 years, highlights smartphone challenges. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Quarterly earnings at Samsung Electronics Co. fell for the first time in two years as sales of...

Jan 6 2014, 10:31pm CST

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Huawei phone is so big it can charge other phones New Huawei Ascend Mate2 phone is so big it can be used to charge other phones LAS VEGAS (AP) — Huawei, China's largest cellphone manufacturer, is releasing a phone that can be thought of as the inflight...

Jan 6 2014, 4:26pm CST

Guru Round Up: The 43 Best Investment Ideas For 2014

Guru Round Up: The 43 Best Investment Ideas For 2014 Last year was a year for stock market record books as index fund buyers added 30% to their nest eggs while many skilled hedge fund managers underperformed. Oddly, many of the smartest investment advisors believe that...

Jan 6 2014, 12:56pm CST

Ready To Text The Fridge? LG's Partnership With LINE Lets You Message Home Appliances

Ready To Text The Fridge? LG's Partnership With LINE Lets You Message Home Appliances The simple act of text messaging may take us step closer to smarter homes. LG Electronics has unveiled a virtual assistant service that lets customers text their wireless home appliances through the messaging service...

Jan 6 2014, 12:56pm CST

Why One Analyst Says Facebook Stock Is Hot Despite Site's Dwindling Cool Factor

Why One Analyst Says Facebook Stock Is Hot Despite Site's Dwindling Cool Factor As parents and grandparents have joined the ranks of Facebook’s most active users, the site’s bread and butter — the teenage and Millennial sets — have increasingly turned their attention to sites like Snapchat, Vine...

Jan 6 2014, 11:46am CST

College Branded Sunglasses Company Counts Alabama And Oklahoma As Licensors

College Branded Sunglasses Company Counts Alabama And Oklahoma As Licensors An 8:30 p.m. ET start-time provides no need for fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide or Oklahoma Sooners to be wearing sunglasses.  Same can be said about the two teams taking part in a match-up to be played indoor at the...

Jan 2 2014, 5:41pm CST

Where Will The S&P 500 Finish In 2014?

Where Will The S&P 500 Finish In 2014? 2013 was a banner year for investors, as the market hit record highs. Both the Dow and S&P 500 finished the year with their largest gains in over a decade, with the latter up an amazing 30%. But what are we in store...

Jan 2 2014, 3:21pm CST

Five Of The Smartest Retail Moves In 2013

Five Of The Smartest Retail Moves In 2013 Retailers reeled from all manner of missteps, blunders and outright fiasco’s this year – from Abercrombie & Fitch’s image battering no-large-sizes ethos to J.C. Penney’s sales hemorrhaging coupon elimination ...

Dec 31 2013, 9:36am CST

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Netflix tests new price tiers for video service Netflix tests cheaper, pricier plans for video service offering fewer or more streams Netflix is testing new price plans for streaming video as it tries to lure more viewers. Among the plans...

Dec 31 2013, 9:26am CST

13 Dramatic Year End Tax Strategies For 2013

13 Dramatic Year End Tax Strategies For 2013 The clock is ticking. 2013 is almost over which means that year end tax strategies are on the minds of many taxpayers. By now, we all know the most common tips (pay mortgages and taxes in advance, make contributions to...

Dec 31 2013, 12:16am CST

Tax Break Ending For Underwater Homeowners: Is It The Right Time?

Tax Break Ending For Underwater Homeowners: Is It The Right Time? Here’s a startling statistic: the number of homeowners who owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth is greater than the number of residents in most states. According to the latest report from Zillow, nearly...

Dec 27 2013, 11:16am CST

BlackBerry Co-Founder Ends Takeover Bid, Sells Off Shares

BlackBerry Co-Founder Ends Takeover Bid, Sells Off Shares BlackBerry’s rare good week has come to an end. Michael Lazaridis, co-founder and former CEO of the embattled cellphone maker, officially ended his exploration of a takeover bid while cutting his stake to 4.99% of...

Dec 26 2013, 10:21am CST

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Yahoo Looks More Like Gannett Than Google After The Alibaba Stake Is Accounted For You might think this is slightly harsh but an analysis of Yahoo by the Wall Street Journal suggests that underneath the hood, after we’ve accounted for the Alibaba stake, the company is more like Gannett than Google....

Dec 26 2013, 8:41am CST

China Chips Away At Taiwan's Prized Tablet PC Industry

China Chips Away At Taiwan's Prized Tablet PC Industry This threat to the Taiwanese economy, which depends on grabbing sizable shares of new IT hardware trends, has already hit contracts for lower-end tablets and begun taking aim at the premium ones, says Joen Yang, senior...

Dec 24 2013, 7:16pm CST

Tesla, Tupperware And 8 Other Winning Stocks Set For A Slide In 2014

Tesla, Tupperware And 8 Other Winning Stocks Set For A Slide In 2014 The stock market roared ahead in 2013, putting the S&P 500 on track to end the year up 25%. With the U.S. economy showing strength, an optimistic eye toward Europe and China growth forecasts down to Earth, most...

Dec 24 2013, 12:46pm CST

The Biggest Career Breakthroughs Of 2013

The Biggest Career Breakthroughs Of 2013 After publishing my roundup of the biggest career crashes of 2013—I started looking for politicians, athletes, movie stars and corporate executives who experienced the complete opposite: an especially successful year at...

Dec 23 2013, 1:07pm CST

Tiffany Ordered To Pay Swatch $449 Million, Cuts Full-Year Outlook

Tiffany Ordered To Pay Swatch $449 Million, Cuts Full-Year Outlook In the case of New York jewelry (Tiffany & Co.) versus Swiss watches (Swatch), a Dutch arbitration court has ruled in favor of the Swiss, ordering Tiffany to pay nearly half a billion dollars in damages to Swatch,...

Dec 23 2013, 8:46am CST

The Best Performing Big Tech Stocks Of 2013: Did You Own Any Of Them?

The Best Performing Big Tech Stocks Of 2013: Did You Own Any Of Them? Idaho, China, Menlo Park. That would have been your itinerary this year to find the tech stocks that make up the list of the best-performing names of 2013. These are stocks that have doubled or even tripled their...

Dec 23 2013, 8:36am CST

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Apple Inks 'Important' China Mobile Deal, Could Sell 17 Million iPhones In First Year Apple, which has been negotiating with the world’s largest mobile carrier for years, finally talked its way to a deal, saying yesterday it has inked a multi-year deal with China Mobile to start selling the iPhone 5s and...

Dec 23 2013, 1:56am CST

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In China, Rates Soar, Stocks Fall, Businesses Fail On Friday, fears of another quarter-end credit crunch drove money-market rates in China sharply higher despite emergency central bank intervention announced Thursday.  In the last five business days, interbank rates...

Dec 22 2013, 5:01pm CST

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The Fed Will Still Provide Massive QE Next Year The Federal Reserve announced this week that it will provide $75 billion of quantitative easing (QE) in January, a massive amount, and will provide large though diminishing amounts of additional stimulus for months...

Dec 20 2013, 2:41pm CST

Fox To Enter The Theme Park Business

Fox To Enter The Theme Park Business Like Disney and Comcast’s Universal, 21st Century Fox has plans of entering the theme parks business. The first park named Twentieth Century Fox World will open in 2016 in Malaysia, and will feature various rides based...

Dec 20 2013, 2:31pm CST

U.S. GDP Grew 4.1% In Third Quarter, More Than Previously Estimated

U.S. GDP Grew 4.1% In Third Quarter, More Than Previously Estimated New data shows the economy is growing, giving support to the Federal Reserve’s decision to begin cutting back on asset purchases earlier this week and leading the stock market to a strong Friday open. According to the...

Dec 20 2013, 9:06am CST

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BlackBerry posts 3Q loss of $4.4B BlackBerry announces $4.4 billion loss, partnership with Foxconn TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry reported a massive $4.4 billion loss in the third quarter and 56 percent drop in revenue in its first results...

Dec 20 2013, 8:35am CST

BlackBerry Still Bleeding, Posts $4.4 Billion Third Quarter Loss

BlackBerry Still Bleeding, Posts $4.4 Billion Third Quarter Loss The battered and beaten BlackBerry isn’t any closer to a turnaround, according to its third quarter earnings report. The company behind the once-ubiquitous smartphone posted a larger-than-expected loss Friday morning,...

Dec 20 2013, 8:34am CST

Apple ready to put forward bigger, curved screen iPhones

Apple ready to put forward bigger, curved screen iPhones Since Samsung has introduced its Galaxy Round with curved display and LG has came out with their own version of curved screen smartphone LG Flex; it was time for Apple to come up with a similar idea.

Nov 26 2013, 5:36am CST

Gartner: Android and Samsung Beats iOS and Apple Again in Q3 2013

Gartner: Android Holds 82% Shares while Samsung Tops the Worldwide Smartphone Sales Again Gartner's Q3 2013 report shows that 455.6 million mobile phones were sold, out of which 55% are smartphones. Android sales account for quite a huge chunk of the world market. Android holds 81.9% shares while Samsung again becomes the leader in worldwide smartphone sales with 32.1% shares. Apple just hold 12.1% shares.

Nov 14 2013, 8:14am CST

Facebook now an associate member of the GSM Association

Facebook now an associate member of the GSM Association Even before it went public, Facebook already made emphasis on the importance of going mobile. This year's third quarter results shows that Facebook did exactly the right thing. Sales from mobile promotions grew from 41...

Nov 12 2013, 1:14am CST